Hi-Point Model JHP

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Hi-Point Model JHP .45 ACP
Hi-Point Model JHP .45 ACP.jpg
Type Pistol
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer Tom Deeb
Manufacturer Hi-Point Firearms
Specifications
Weight 32 oz (907 g)
Length 7.72 in (196.1 mm)
Barrel length 4.5 in (114.3 mm)

Cartridge .45 ACP
Action Blowback
Feed system 9-round detachable box magazine
Sights Blade front, adjustable notch rear

The Hi-Point Model JHP is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic, blowback-operated pistol manufactured by Hi-Point Firearms.

It is chambered in .45 ACP and is rated to accept +P ammunition.

Design[edit]

The pistol has an integral accessory rail, and a thumb safety. It is also capable of firing +P ammunition. The weapon uses the .45 ACP cartridge, and is the largest pistol that Hi-Point manufactures. The weapon comes with a lifetime warranty like other Hi-Point firearms.[1]

Hi-Point's handguns use a blowback design similar to that used in the Walther PPK and Russian Makarov PM. In blowback weapons the return spring and mass of the slide absorbs the rearward force generated by the propulsion of the bullet. As the slide moves back, an extractor hooks the empty casing and pulls it out of the chamber after which the case is ejected from the weapon. When the slide has completed its rearward travel, the recoil spring moves the slide forward, chambering another round. Many modern handguns use a locked-breech design and therefore do not require the amount of mass that the blowback design requires in order to remain safe to fire, comfortable to shoot, and easy to control during the firing process. For this reason the felt recoil for the shooter is decreased.

When the last round is fired and ejected, the slide will lock in the open position. There is no slide release on the Hi-Point .45 JHP, so releasing the slide is performed by pulling the locked slide further back. When another magazine is loaded into the weapon all that is necessary is a short pull back, unlike the full length pull to chamber the first round.

Out of the box this weapon comes with the normal 3-dot sight and also comes with a ghost ring sight. Along with the sights the weapon comes with a trigger lock at no extra costs and can be ordered from their website. The gun's barrel has a 7 groove right hand twist. The gun's rail only fits a proprietary Hi-Point laser sight.

Due to the fixed barrel, accuracy is well above average, on par with higher priced pistols [2] this weapon remains popular due to its low cost and lifetime, no questions asked warranty, and extremely rugged nature.

Some aftermarket upgrades or modifications not sold by Hi-Point are available such as a milled aluminum rear sight, wood grips, a replacement magazine catch that converts the pistol to use 1911 pistol magazines, and a special CNC milled aluminum "key chain" trigger.

Criticisms[edit]

Hi-Point handguns have been criticized for their weight and size, however, they do help to cut down on recoil.

Some consider the lack of a firing pin block safety mechanism in the striker fired design to be inherently less safe than other designs and, therefore not safe to carry in Condition One.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The .45 ACP at Hi-Point Firearms". Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Hi-Point Pistols: Basic But Oh So Reliable!". Retrieved 2013-06-06. 

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